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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Federal Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment Charging 14 For Their Roles in Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization Operating in Kanawha County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston announced that a federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment today charging 14 individuals for their roles in a drug trafficking organization responsible for distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in Kanawha County.

The superseding indictment includes charges against Angie Lane Harbour, 40, of Given, West Virginia. Harbour is charged with conspiracy to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine and aiding and abetting interstate travel in aid of a racketeering enterprises. 

Charged along with Angie Lane Harbour in the 15-count indictment are:  Ramon David Alston, 41, of Decatur, Georgia; Jonathan Gregory Bush, 38, of Dunbar, West Virginia; Kelly Cordle, 43, of Kimberly, West Virginia; Scott Edward Hudson, 49, and Jason Robert Oxley, 38, of St. Albans, West Virginia; Leo Antoine Smith, of Cross Lanes, West Virginia; and James Edward Bennett III, 30, Treydan Burks, 31, Kaitlyn Brooke Combs, 24, Denise Marie Cottrell, 63, Brittany Frances Gilbert, 33, Brian Dangelo Terry, 36 and Douglas Johnathan Wesley, 32, all of Charleston, West Virginia.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the United States Marshals Service, the Charleston Police Department, the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation was part of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multilevel attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and is the keystone of the Department of Justice’s drug reduction strategy. Today, OCDETF combines the resources and expertise of its member federal agencies in cooperation with state and local law enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking organizations, transnational criminal organizations, and money laundering organizations that present a significant threat to the public safety, economic, or national security of the United States.

Please note:  An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00172 (Alston, et al.).

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 30, 2021